Sometimes failure is part of life. We fail and justify failing in the moment. We comfort our conscious with why our bad decisions are just. And when the dust settles of whatever action we did seems to fade away…. we feel the guilt seeping into our minds.
Guilt is a dangerous thing. It can come from others. It can come from ourselves. But what good does guilt ever do? Nothing. It’s a wasted emotion, because it doesn’t solve the problem.
Just take responsibility for your actions. Fix what you can fix. Apologize when you make a mistake and move on.
And as a side note, really mean you’re sorry if you’re going to say it to someone. “I’m sorry” are only words if they aren’t back up with actions. ”I’m sorry” should mean I’ll strive not to make the same mistakes again and I am genuinely sorry I hurt you. So if you’re not ready to commit to saying I’m sorry AND back it up with your actions-don’t bother say it at all. It’s one of the most overused and empty phrases in our society.
If you have taken responsibility for the hurt you have caused, then all that is left to do is to deal with the internal guilt. My best advice? Get over it. Beating yourself up does no good. Brush the guilt off yourself people. Tomorrow is a new day to try again. A new day to not repeat the same mistakes.
Remember failure leads the way to success. We have to fail along the journey of life so we truly understand what success is once we achieve it.
Live Today Create Tomorrow.